February 5th, 2017
The kitchen is the center of your home. It is the room we gravitate toward early morning and late in the evening. If you were to count the hours spent in the kitchen of the course of a day, a week, a year, chances are it is by far the room that racks up the most hours.
It tends to be the hub of your day-to-day living with both family and friends. “It is the heart of the home” because it’s the place we cook, eat, work, socialize, bond, and–in a word–live! You and your family deserve a kitchen space that you love spending time in!
Do you want a fabulous and sleek kitchen? A kitchen where friends and family feel welcomed and happy? One in which you look forward to starting each day and ending each evening?
Dobkin Tile and Stone has five beautiful showrooms throughout Michigan to make your dream kitchen a reality! As a distributor, we carry hundreds of selections and exactly what you need for inspiration and installation…. The only question is: Where to start?
Porcelain is the most popular material we sell for kitchen flooring. You are likely aware of ceramic, but porcelain is the “modern ceramic.”
Although porcelain and ceramic are similar in composition, ceramic is made with a mixture of clay, sand and minerals. On the other hand, porcelain contains more sand and additional refined materials. Porcelain is also fired at a higher temperatures and under more pressure.
Finer-grained raw material and the firing process make porcelain tile much denser than ceramic. This higher density gives porcelain more resistance to scratches and chipping than ceramic. Higher density also makes porcelain less likely to absorb moisture–making it more resistant to staining when sauces, cooking ingredients, or food accidentally end up on the floor.
Porcelain’s density and durability give it superior performance in high-traffic areas. It is simply the best solution for a busy kitchen!
Popular backsplash options range from beautiful natural stones to unique hand-glazed ceramics and more contemporary glass and metallic accents. Where the trends really make their splash (pun intended) is in the sizes and formats. Rectangular subway tile, herringbone/chevron designs, hexagons and arabesque patterns are classic. Mixing the interest of these patterns with a material that best suits your home is a wonderful way to update your space!
Stop into your nearest Dobkin Tile and Stone showroom to see all of the possibilities!